Lusaka, Monday, March 4, 2019: COMESA has paid tribute to the former president of Seychelles, Albert Rene who passed away on Wednesday 27 February 2019 at the age of 83.
In a message of condolences to the President of Seychelles, His Excellency Mr. Danny Faure, the Secretary General of COMESA Chileshe Kapwepwe extolled the former President for his contribution to the political, economic and social development and the transformation of Seychelles, the COMESA Region and the African continent.
“We have learnt of the death of the former President with profound sadness and we pray to the Almighty God to give you, the bereaved family, the government and people of the Republic of Seychelles, strength and comfort as you enter into a period of mourning and subsequently lay him to rest,” she said.
The late Rene is Seychelles longest serving president who led the island nation from 1977 to 2004. He is remembered as a powerful leader with a strong vision for Seychelles that included free education and health care. (Seychelles News Agency)